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how does the immune system help to heal a broken bone

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very important: Inflammation is a major step in the healing process for a fracture. A healthy immune system is required to create a healing response through inflamma ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Abscess ?: Not sure about an abscess but a nerve injury is possible
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Rheumatoogy: Would suggest starting with your Primary care in order to get a sense of what is going on. If significant findings, a rheumatologist might be needed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Bone marrow: Makes blood cellualr element: red cells, white cells, platelets. Immunity is provided by lymphocytes that either are activated directly, or specializ ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, not by biopsy. A biopsy means simply taking a very small sample of the bone marrow. Nothing that is significant enough to suppress immune functi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone marrow: It is a tough procedure to receive. Your body is still recovering from all therapy you received in the past. Perhaps your WBC are still low too- that ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Vitamin D: Vitamin d is long been linked with healthly bone metabolism. To build a brick building you need brick, (calcium ), mortar (vitamin d ), and a mason ( ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Absolutely not: Do not take advise on this topic from anyone other than a physician or a nutritionist. You are best off to see a physician who can evaluate your overa ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and more: The major organs that produce cells key for the immune system are the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes and thymus. However, there are very active imm ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due ... Read More
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